Thursday, May 28, 2015

Eliminating Electrical Fire Hazards at Home

While electricity plays a major role in our daily lives, we often take its power and the conveniences it provides - along with its potential for fire-related hazards - for granted. According to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) statistics, electrical fires resulted in $1.48 billion in property damage in a five-year period. To mitigate risks for electrical fire, protect your home and loved ones with these safety tips.

Have all electrical work done by a qualified electrician.
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• Only plug one heat-producing appliance (such as a coffee maker, toaster, space heater, etc.) into a receptacle outlet at a time.

• Arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) are a kind of circuit breaker that shuts off electricity when a dangerous condition occurs. Consider having them installed in your home by a qualified electrician.

• Use ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) to reduce the risk of shock. GFCIs shut off an electrical circuit when it becomes a shock hazard. They should be installed inside the home in bathrooms, kitchens, garages and basements. All outdoor receptacles should be GFCI-protected.

• Test AFCIs and GFCIs once a month to make sure they’re working properly.

• Check electrical cords to make sure they’re not running across doorways or under carpets.

• Extension cords are intended for temporary use. Have a qualified electrician add more receptacle outlets so you don’t have to use extension cords continuously.

• Use light bulbs that match the recommended wattage on the lamp or fixture. A sticker will indicate the maximum wattage light bulb to use.

Source: NFPA Reprinted with permission from RISMedia. ©2015. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Pick City: Carlsbad

Carlsbad - Week of May 24th, 2015

Single Family Homes




This Week

The median list price in CARLSBAD, CA this week is $949,000. The 304 properties have been on the market for an average of 62 days.

Inventory is up and Market Action is trending down recently. While days on-market appears to be trending lower, the overall conditions are weakening a bit.

Supply and Demand

In the last few weeks the market has achieved a relative stasis point in terms of sales to inventory. However, inventory is sufficiently low to keep us in the Seller's Market zone so watch changes in the MAI. If the market heats up, prices are likely to resume an upward climb.



Median Price


While this week the median didn't fluctuate much, prices continue to sit at all time highs. A persistent drop of the Market Action Index into the Buyer's zone will be a leading indicator of the price strength subsiding.

Inventory of Properties Listed for Sale



Inventory has been climbing lately. Note that rising inventory alone does not signal a weakening market. Look to the Market Action Index and Days on Market trends to gauge whether buyer interest is keeping up with available supply.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Countdown: 5 tips for Moving Day

Poway, CA, May 26, 2015—No matter how much you pack and prep, a big move is always a hassle. Below, Dave Burningham, REALTOR® at CENTURY 21 Award shares five top moving tips for streamlining your process.

The Month Before:

Purge. Before you begin packing, purge, purge, purge. “Purging before a move makes sense – the less you have, the less you have to pack,” says Dave. Use your move as an excuse to have a yard sale, make a few trips to the dump, and donate those old clothes or toys.

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Master that pack list. Dumping everything in a box will only make matters confusing when it comes to unpacking. Instead, suggests Dave, organize regions of your house by number (one for kitchen, two for bedrooms, three for garage, etc.) and then number the boxes accordingly. Color coding is also a great way to efficiently organize your move.

The Day Before:

Make your moving-day kit. Your move will get messy fast if you don't take care of the essentials, says Dave.Pack a moving-day kit to help you transition easier from your old place into your new. Toiletries, a change of clothes, coffee—whatever is a must-have for that first night in your new place.

Enlist extra help. Nothing makes moving easier—and more fun—than happy helping hands. Invite friends, family and neighbors over to help you move on the big day. Entice them with a build-your-own sandwich lunch or a few celebratory beers at the end.

The Day of:

Be well rested. “Nothing derails a big day faster than a scant night's sleep,” notes Dave. Before the big move, clock a solid eight hours of rest and have a big, healthy breakfast before you get things going.



For more information on moving, please contact Dave Burningham at dburningham@century21award.com, (858) 837-1727, or www.century21award.com/agents/davidburningham

For additional information on real estate, please contact CENTURY 21 Award at info@century21award.com, (800) 293-1657, or CENTURY 21 Award.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Open Houses: Hot off the presses (May 23rd-24th, 2015)





Sunday, 1-4
660 S. Glassell St #104
Orange
1 bed/1 bath
593 Sq. Ft.
Built 1972
Back on the market!
$225,000

Pam Collins
(714) 633-8633

CalBRE# 01523019
 
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Sunday, 1-4 
991 S. Grinnell St
Anaheim
4 bed/2.5 bath
2358 Sq. Ft.
Built 1977
No association/Mello Roos!
$729,950

Mina Ali
(714) 417-7653

CalBRE# 01088738
 
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Sat/Sun, 1-5
18101 Holly Cir
Yorba Linda
5 bed/3 bath
2800 Sq. Ft.
Built 1973
Improved horse property!
$935,000

Sid Fowler
(714) 290-5016

CalBRE# 01236724
 
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Saturday, 12-3 
6 Knotty Oak
Coto De Caza
6 bed/5.5 bath
4840 Sq. Ft.
Built 2000
Let's get this house sold!
$1,599,999

Patty Mendoza
(714) 803-8065

CalBRE# 01372883
 
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Sunday, 1-4 
23700 Little Quail Ave
Diamond Bar
4 bed/3 bath
2344 Sq. Ft.
Built 1980
Turnkey!
$794,900

Rose Cervantes
(909) 938-7154

CalBRE# 00675089
 
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Saturday, 1-4 
13585 Montverde Dr
Chino Hills
5 bed/4 bath
4261 Sq. Ft.
Built 1990
Many upgrades!
$1,613,800


Rose Cervantes
(909) 938-7154

CalBRE# 00675089

 
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Saturday, 1-4 
8407 E. Preserve Loop
Chino
3 bed/2 bath
2022 Sq. Ft.
Built 2009
Move-in ready!
$419,000


Rose Cervantes
(909) 938-7154

CalBRE# 00675089

 
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Saturday, 12-3 
33700 Verbena Ave
Murrieta
4 bed/3 bath
3258 Sq. Ft.
Built 2005
Beautiful, open floor plan!
$364,000

Cassi Kwast
(760) 696-7456

CalBRE# 01966235
 
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Saturday, 12-3 
45141 Via Quivera
Temecula
4 bed/3 bath
1948 Sq. Ft.
Built 1996
Neighborhood of Bridlevale!
$348,900

Cecilie Nelson
(619) 200-2014
CalBRE# 01943596
 
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Saturday, 12-3 
37285 Whispering Hills Dr
Murrieta
4 bed/2.5 bath
2800 Sq. Ft.
Built 2011
Up to date energy efficient!
$385,000

Paula Basquez
(951) 852-1503
CalBRE# 01756634
 
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Sunday, 1-4 
401 Wooden Dr
Placentia
4 bed/3 bath
2284 Sq. Ft.
Built 1973
Dwnstrs Bdrm/RV parking!
$699,000

Donald Palmer
(714) 528-8533

CalBRE# 01277717
 
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Sat/Sun, 1:30-4 
3474 Autumn Ave
Chino Hills
3 bed/2 bath
1400 Sq. Ft.
Built 1977
Single story beauty!
$476,800

Elizabeth Eugenio
(909) 376-8615

CalBRE# 01126934
 
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Sat/Sun, 1-4 
13571 Belle Rive
North Tustin
5 bed/3.5 bath
4199 Sq. Ft.
Built 1991
Luxury living behind the Belle Rive gates!
$1,599,000

Lauren Kovacs
(949) 600-3672

CalBRE# 019277907
 
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Sat/Sun, 1-4 
1501 Cole Ln
Upland
5 bed/3 bath
3105 Sq. Ft.
Built 2005
Move-in ready!
$679,000


Rose Cervantes
(909) 938-7154

CalBRE# 00675089
 
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Saturday, 1-4 
1715 Redwillow Rd
Fullerton
4 bed/3 bath
2853 Sq. Ft.
Built 1977
Price reduction!
$850,000

Beth Lamb
(714) 680-0382

CalBRE# 01440139
 
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Sat/Sun, 1-4 
5111 Harcum Ln
Irvine
5 bed/2.5 bath
2600 Sq. Ft.
Built 1970
Remodeled large single level!
$1,290,000

Wayne Chan
(626) 232-4481

CalBRE# 01944056
 
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Sat/Sun, 1-4 
918 Leyland Dr
Diamond Bar
5 bed/3  bath
2355 Sq. Ft.
Built 1988
Turnkey!
$849,888


Rose Cervantes
(909) 938-7154

CalBRE# 00675089
 
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Sat/Sun, 1:30-4 
2120 Radnor Ave
Long Beach
3 bed/2 bath
1650 Sq. Ft.
Built 1949
Just remodeled & gorgeous!
$674,900

Becky Tewell
(949) 351-4600

CalBRE# 01365169
 
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Sat: 12-3, Sun: 1-4  
34090 Summit View Plc
Temecula
5 bed/3 bath
3016 Sq. Ft.
Built 2005
Beautiful pool home, Temecula Creek!
$543,000

Sarah Hill
(951) 201-8361

CalBRE# 1942109
 
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Saturday, 1-4 
1342 Caminito Corsica #3
Chula Vista
3 bed/2 bath
1656 Sq. Ft.
Built 2012
Shows like a model!
$424,000-$436,000

Eduardo Garcia
(619) 254-9386

CalBRE# 01454928
 
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Saturday, 1-4
25706 Caryn Ct
Ramona
4 bed/3 bath
2331 Sq. Ft.
Built 1991
Breathtaking views!
$489,000

Julie Cetina
(760) 822-6730

CalBRE# 01956121
 
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Saturday, 2-4 
12180 Dormouse
San Diego
4 bed/2.5 bath
1955 Sq. Ft.
Built 1994
Park village home with nice view!
$749,000-$799,000

Jane Hou
(858) 444-2428

CalBRE# 01256907
 
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Saturday, 1-4 
13141 Mesa Crest Pl
San Diego
5 bed/3 bath
2858 Sq. Ft.
Built 2003
Loft, open and bright!
$829,000-$859,000

Raana Jamshide
(858) 229-2200

CalBRE# 01255312
 
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Saturday, 12-3 
1745 Ridge View Dr
San Diego
3 bed/2 bath
1387 Sq. Ft.
Built 1957
Great opportunity!
$375,000

Terri Pontzious
(619) 871-3248

CalBRE# 00807637
 
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Sunday, 1-4 
27012 Scenic Valley Rd
Ramona
2 bed/1 bath
760 Sq. Ft.
Built 2003
Gem of a home w/WOW views!
$505,000

Karen Domnitz
(619) 884-7654

CalBRE# 00897503
 
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Sunday, 1-4 
7130 Shoreline Dr #1214
San Diego
2 bed/2 bath
848 Sq. Ft.
Built 1988
Resort Coastal Living!
$355,900-$365,900

Jane Yao
(858) 603-3643

CalBRE# 01304500
 
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